MLB.com’s Barry Bloom talked to Padres owner John Moores recently. Highlights:
- Moores doesn’t expect to be out of the picture next year despite his divorce. Word was his wife Becky wanted to gain control of the Padres.
- Moores expects Sandy Alderson and Kevin Towers back in 2009, and Paul DePodesta was recently extended for three more years.
- Moores says it’s "more likely than not" that the Padres exercise Brian Giles’ $9MM option as opposed to the $3MM buyout. Moores acknowledges that the Padres probably cannot find a player like Giles for $6MM.
- Trevor Hoffman may be the tougher call, as the Padres love him but he may require a multiyear deal.